Monthly Archives: June 2014

Salad days as Caesar saves Brazil and its a feta-ccompli for Costa Rica’s keeper

Plenty to debate after our weekend dip into the knock out round waters. Forget disallowed goals and almost penalties the most important question from that Brazil game, is who dresses Phil Scolari? If he is such bessie mates with Neymar … Continue reading

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Reality bites

BOOM! And so 32 are 16. Some we are surprised about and some we are not, and that’s the best thing about the World Cup, it never quite goes according to plan. I bet some of them you didn’t predict, … Continue reading

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Brilliant Messi sees off the loosa Musa in the hoosa

So my lucky, “don’t mention the team you want to qualify is officially a pants idea. Sorry Iran. I know they hadn’t set the tournament alight but it was a gutsy performance against Argentina on Saturday. Plus I was keen … Continue reading

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Beware Greeks receiving stoppage time gifts

When composing yesterday’s little ramble I did contemplate sharing with you my very overly optimistic hope that Greece would still manage to qualify, but I didn’t because I really didn’t think that little miracle would happen. I should clearly have … Continue reading

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Cameroon are Fred and buried

I tell you what. Adopted teams. That’s the way forward. Patriotism smatriotism as my colleague Lori put it (she has financial interests as well with the oranje being her sweepstake team). Holland have rewarded my ongoing second team syndrome with … Continue reading

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Lionel makes a messi of Iranian resistance

OHOH. We’re halfway there. OHOH living on Braaaasil 2014”, as Jon Bon Jovi didn’t say. Yep 32 games gone and 32 to go. Kind of a relief once we got that Costa Rica result out of the way wasn’t it? … Continue reading

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Prepare to deploy the fat lady

So. Get up to anything interesting last night? Nah. Me neither. Quiet one. I did have good fun with the Columbia game, moving seamlessly in a perfectly timed fashion (unlike England’s midfield) from a signal-less void on the train just … Continue reading

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Chile too hot for Spanish playellas

Well there I am misery-ing on about there being no upsets and then WALLOP. The curse of Champions as Spain lost to Chile. Yet again their keeper, know as St Iker (possibly not any more) did nothing for the cause. … Continue reading

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And on the seventh day

Call me a churl but I’ve got ‘big Cup upset withdrawal’ symptoms. I really thought that Algeria (with Leicester’s very own Mahrez as part of their front 3) might finally deliver a proper World Cup shock against Belgium but it … Continue reading

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Stalemate sandwich

Into every World Cup a little metaphorical rain must fall, and yesterday it arrived in the form of Nigeria v Iran. Our first draw of the tournament and it wasn’t a pretty sight. I did start the game with high … Continue reading

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